Seoul - The city that never sleeps

Wonderguide by

Mayela Gomez

A Guide to Busting Seoul: Where to Dance, Dine and Have Fun

Whether it's a themed coffee shop, dancing clubs or just enjoying a hamburger in the 24/7 restaurants, Seoul is the perfect place for adventure.

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This should be a must in your list. Don't skip them or you'll regret it later.

Image - Han River Walking Paths
Han River Walking Paths
Mayela:You can cross the river that divides Seoul into two using one of the seven bridges across the Han River. My tip? Do a walk before the sunset and you'll see magic.
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Lotte World
Mayela:You don't need to break the bank for this amusement park. Divided in two, Lotte World has outdoors and indoors activities, so don't worry if you catch a bad weather!
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Lotte World Tower
Mayela:123 floors? Count me in! You can take amazing pictures from the observatory, do a little bit of shopping in the first floors and eat dinner - all in the same place.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
Mayela:This village is one of the few that are still intact. You can walk down it's paths, and if you're lucky you can see locals rocking the hanboks - traditional garments.
Image - Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Mayela:The most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. For a small fee of 3 bucks you can visit this historical site.
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Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Mayela:Used primary as a museum and exhibition space, the DDP is a long architectural site made by the late Zaha Hadid. The DDP also hosts the Seoul Fashion Week every year!
Image - Namsan
Mayela:The N Seoul Tower, also known as Namsan Tower is one in a kind. The top of the tower is at almost 480 meters above sea level, making it one of the tallest towers in Asia.
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Starfield COEX Mall
Mayela:What about K-pop? COEX MALL is the central hub for the lovers of Korean pop. SM Town, one of the biggest entertainment industries is located in this mall.
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Traveling on a budget? You don't need to go bankrupt to enjoy the best of the best in Seoul.

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The Place Dining
Mayela:THE PLACE is most know for their bomb-pizzas, made with a special dough! Before you eat it, the staff will light up the fire on the pizza and will cut the pizza shell out - you can eat it as a snack!
Image - Vatos
Mayela:Craving some Mexican food? Vatos Urban Tacos is a fusion between Mexican and Korean Cuisine. Their Kimchi Quesadillas are out of this world!
Image - Bonjuk & Bibimbap Cafe
Bonjuk & Bibimbap Cafe
Mayela:You can't miss this spot! Traditional and hand-made noodles, rice bowls and a comfy place to stay during winter.
Image - Mandujib
Mayela:In the heart of Gangnam, this place is the perfect place for a quick lunch. Mandu, also known as gyozas o dumplings are as cheap as a train ticket!
Image - ShakeShack
Mayela:Craving some burgers? Say no more! Shake Shack is the newest of the newest in the city. With only two locations, the waiting line is at least 40 minutes!
Image - Baekjeong
Mayela:Take a look and experience hands down, the best BBQ place in Seoul. Unlimited meat for one hour with free banchan (side dishes) and a cozy yet fun space to enjoy your dinning!
Image - 7-Eleven
Mayela:I'm not joking! 7ELEVEN is another good place to eat a cheap snack, recharge energy with their fresh brewed coffee or just to buy a par of socks!
Image - Sojubam
Mayela:What about drinking? Soju bars are quite common in Seoul. You need to buy an appetizer to stay, but honestly, Soju is amazing.


Looking to shake your booty? Seoul is well known for having the best night life in the world.

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Mike's Cabin
Mayela:Latin flavors coming thru! Mike's Cabin is a two story club. You can chill a bit in the first floor and then dance like crazy in the basement floor! Before 11 PM the entrance fee is free!
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Hongdae Club Aura
Mayela:If you like EDM, Aura is for you. Be careful! It's always packed and the waiting line is at least 30 minutes! But once you are in, it'll be worthy!
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Club Vera
Mayela:This two story club is amazing on weekends. Tired of dancing? Just chill in one of the sofas!
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Thursday Party
Mayela:Missing college? Thursdau Party is a small bar where you can play beerpong and chill far away from crowds and loud music.


Seoul is the cradle of innovation and fashion for many reasons. Here are some places where you can get everything from souvenirs to complete skin care routines.

Image - Myeong-dong
Mayela:Myeong-dong is THE PLACE to shop. This long Avenue is every shopper's paradise. Don't worry about the language, everyone speaks english!
Image - Goto Mall
Goto Mall
Mayela:Do you want to avoid the crowds? GOTO MALL is for you. This underground shopping center has over 600 stores featuring clothing, fashion accessories, interior products, flowers and dining.
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Bupyeong Station
Mayela:A little bit far away from Seoul, but this is another underground shopping mall. The difference with GOTO is the enormous quantity of stores. Bupyeong has over 1, 400 stores! That's the double of GOTO MALL!
Image - Hongdae Shopping Street
Hongdae Shopping Street
Mayela:Similar to Myeong-dong, Hongdae Shopping Street features a variaty of clothing and makeup shops, more biase towards the street fashion and unconventional styles!
Image - ÅLAND
Mayela:Located in Myeongdeong, this Korean brand is the top picks for basic clothing, accessories and home decor.
Image - Stylenanda Pink Hotel - 3CE
Stylenanda Pink Hotel - 3CE
Mayela:StyleNanda is a clothing shop themed as a Pink Hotel. With five stories hight, you can find the most unique pieces, as well as a small cafeteria in the last floor.

Wonderguide map

  1. Han River Walking Paths
  2. Lotte World
  3. Lotte World Tower
  4. Bukchon Hanok Village
  5. Gyeongbokgung Palace
  6. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
  7. Namsan
  8. Starfield COEX Mall
  9. The Place Dining
  10. Vatos
  11. Bonjuk & Bibimbap Cafe
  12. Mandujib
  13. ShakeShack
  14. Baekjeong
  15. 7-Eleven
  16. Sojubam
  17. Mike's Cabin
  18. Hongdae Club Aura
  19. Club Vera
  20. Thursday Party
  21. Myeong-dong
  22. Goto Mall
  23. Bupyeong Station
  24. Hongdae Shopping Street
  25. ÅLAND
  26. Stylenanda Pink Hotel - 3CE

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